The Minister


Sometimes, when I see and hear from my Unitarian Universalist colleagues and many church members, I want say to them, “Take a break from the 24-hour news cycle; especially The Rachel Maddow Show. Just back away from the screen.” This is the season to take it “low and slow.”

“Low and slow” is a phrase that some of my friends use to describe how they are living. It’s a good place to be during the holiday season when everything around us is pushing us to move fast and furious.

Many people will outright reject “low and slow” just on principle. They need the excitement of the crazy-busy lifestyle. But, actually, boring is where the action is. That’s what I love about “low and slow.” I don’t need the drama of crazy-busy to feel alive.

This holiday season, I invite you to back, back, back, back, back, back away from the Rachel Maddow’s of the world. Turn on “A Christmas Story” or one of my favorites, “The Preacher’s Wife.” Or simply return to the quiet and reflect.

Go “low and slow” and have yourself a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Conveying love, Rev. XK